Ascent of Olallie Butte-Northeast Slope on 2018-08-04

Climber: Matt Varney

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 4, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Olallie Butte-Northeast Slope
    Elevation:6280 ft / 1914 m

Ascent Trip Report

The descent across the talus slope was a little precarious in places, with lots of loose rocks and sand in places. Another climber's GPS track goes directly through an area of 10-15 ft cliffs at about 6490 ft elevation. I wasted some time sizing up the possible Class 4-5 routes here, and then bypassed the cliffs to the south. After signing the register, I wandered around below it to a couple of alternative locations of the county high point, based on various topo maps.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 212 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2660 ft / 810 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:360 ft / 109 m
    Loss on way in:690 ft / 210 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Cross Country
    Start Trailhead:E End of Switchback at 6610 ft  6610 ft / 2014 m
    Time:1 Hours 13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1970 ft / 600 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1630 ft / 497 m; Extra: 340 ft / 103m
    Gain on way out:340 ft / 103 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:Cross Country + Olallie Butte Trail
    End Trailhead:Olallie Butte Trailhead  4650 ft / 1417 m
    Time:1 Hours 48 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Olallie Butte 8/18

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Olallie Butte2018-08-04 a2585 ft / 788 m
2Olallie Butte-Northeast Slope2018-08-04 b700 ft / 213 m
Total Trip Gain: 3285 ft / 1001 m    Total Trip Loss: 3285 ft / 1002 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Varney
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